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  1. #21
    Join Date: May 2013

    Location: Rotherham

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianlenco View Post
    I received my Eikonas today and fitted them into the VTL cabs after the rebate had been enlarged for the new driver. Only played them for an hour but initial impressions are good. Bass goes deeper and they are very smooth at the top. Actually I'm finding them too smooth at the moment, the JX92's have more life but of course they can shout a bit on some material. Early days but I think I'm going to enjoy them.





    Interesting that the old driver (left) appears to have a bigger magnet than the new Eikona.

    In reply to your comment about the smoother top on the Eikonas, from my own experience it depends a lot on what you are driving them with. When I first got my VTLs I was driving them with a Yamaha AS501 amp which although it gave a pretty decent overall sound I did feel it a little lacking at the top end, hence my recent acquisition of a Cambridge CXA60, this has proved to be a noticeable improvement (and so it should be, being almost 3 times the price) particularly giving back the treble level that seemed lacking with the Yamaha as well as giving an across the board improvement in detail and better bass grip. The Eikonas deserve the best amplification to really show the breadth of their abilities.


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  2. #22
    Join Date: May 2013

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    Here's my system with the modified bases.
    Jordan Eikona VTLs + Cambridge CXA60 by Stephen Zarczynski, on Flickr

  3. #23
    Join Date: May 2017

    Location: Cumbria

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    Hi to those here and thanks for the interest in Ted Jordan's Eikona 2 drive unit.

    To clear up a couple of misunderstandings - the cone in the Eikona is exactly the same Controflex cone Ted used in the JX92, so same size, profile and material. It is manufactured specially for us by the same UK supplier.

    The apparent decrease in magnet size is because the JX92 had a second, 'bucking' magnet to cancel out its external magnetic field. The JX92 was produced when CRT screens were commonplace. With the advent of flat screen TVs, there's no need for the cancellation magnet. But it's still worth keeping memory sticks and credit cards well clear of the Eikona :-)

    I hope that helps.

    Colin
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